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Newly Published Letters From 1700s Penned By Britain’s King George: ‘America is Lost!’

Among the documents are a huge number of letters with detailed notes about the war in America

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    Newly Published Letters From 1700s Penned By Britain’s King George: ‘America is Lost!’
    Royal Archives / © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2017 via AP
    A handout from Britain's Royal Archive image released on Saturday Jan. 28, 2017, shows a page from a draft abdication letter written in March 1783 said to be by the hand of Britain's King George III. An enormous cache of historical documents from Britain's royal archives detailing the life and reign of King George III is set to go online as part of the British royal family's ongoing effort to rehabilitate the legacy of the monarch widely regarded as having been insane. The monarch was America's last king and is often referred to as "Mad King George."

    A huge cache of papers from the reign of Britain's King George III detailing his dismay at the loss of America have been published online, NBC News reported.

    King George III was the last monarch to rule over the U.S. colonies that declared independence in 1776.

    Among the documents are a draft abdication letter from 1783 that was never sent, intimate correspondence between King George III and his wife Charlotte and a huge number of letters with detailed notes about the war in America.

    The publication of the documents is part of a collaboration between the Royal Archives and King's College London to release more than 350,000 manuscripts relating to the Georgian monarchy by 2020.

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